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day of the week, despite efforts to get us out of our cars, 73% of the still drive alone. on a regular weekday commute, it's the worst in the state. 32 minutes on average for most commuters and some even longer. >> in terms of california that's the longest. and more residents proportionately are commuting an hour or more to their jobs. >> join him in compiled survey data and confirmed that california traffic is bad but not as bad as we might have thought. >> almost three quarters of us still tend to drive alone to our jobs. maybe 11% of us carpool and statewide about 5% of us are taking public transit. >> they're is a program in california, maybe not well known but it is the law called the catch-up program. employers who do offer free parking to their employees are supposed to offer a subsidy. you are supposed to get the value of that parking space. >> people can ask for it. that's something i wanted they are entitled to. >> public transit has high ridership even if the transit is about 37 minutes, 10 minutes longer than the commute of san francisco drivers. but the appeal is obvious.
. >> and prop 32. the supporter of the measure joining us live in studio. >> a former chairman of the republican party sat down and told us why you should vote for proposition 32. >> why. why should people vote for this? >> it gives the union members the right to decide whether or not he wants his money spent for certain candidate or campaigning. right now, they don't have that voice. we give them that voice. the union officials don't want their union members to have that ability. >> and -- . >> 32 with bar. using union dues for political purposes? >> right and that would give him the choice. >> exactly right. >> and they can't give the money directly to political campaigns. they can't form the independent pacts. they make the contributions to political campaigns and that is being lost in this discussion. the other major problem is that they say look who is backing 32. they say oil touches -- companies. go look at the supporters of proposition 32 and see if you see the oil companies are supporting the thing. the whole campaign is based on misinformation. >> let's go to the root of what this is a
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